Belknap Convention vote ousts critic of budget process

Elected clerk in December, Representative Dennis Fields (R-Sanbornton) proved a persistent critic of Worsman's leadership throughout the stormy budget process and paid the price. Nominated by Rep. Beth Arsenault (D-Laconia), Fields won the votes of the four Democrats and two Republicans — Luther and Representative Don Flanders of Laconia — but lost to freshman Rep. Jane Cormier of Alton, 11 to 6.


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